LIFE CASES - An Approach to Address Pragmatics in the Design of Web Information Systems

Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Bernhard Thalheim

Abstract

On a high level of abstraction a Web Information System (WIS) can be described by a storyboard, which in an abstract way specifies who will be using the system, in which way and for which goals. While syntax and semantics of storyboarding has been well explored, its pragmatics has not. This paper contributes the first step towards closing this gap. For this we present life cases, which capture observations of user behaviour in reality. We discuss the facets of life cases and present a semi-formal way for their documentation. Life cases can be used in a pragmatic way to specify a story space, which is an important component of a storyboard.

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Schewe K. and Thalheim B. (2007). LIFE CASES - An Approach to Address Pragmatics in the Design of Web Information Systems . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-78-8, pages 5-12. DOI: 10.5220/0001261000050012


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@conference{webist07,
author={Klaus-Dieter Schewe and Bernhard Thalheim},
title={LIFE CASES - An Approach to Address Pragmatics in the Design of Web Information Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2007},
pages={5-12},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001261000050012},
isbn={978-972-8865-78-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - LIFE CASES - An Approach to Address Pragmatics in the Design of Web Information Systems
SN - 978-972-8865-78-8
AU - Schewe K.
AU - Thalheim B.
PY - 2007
SP - 5
EP - 12
DO - 10.5220/0001261000050012